Reunited after the war, a soldier and his young admirer have to fight their own feelings...for each other.
Romantic TimesMs. Lane never fails to deliver the goods.
Library Journal - Library JournalHonorable to a fault and unable to accept a perceived lapse in his behavior at Waterloo, Col. Jack Caldwell heads for the seacliffs near his home to end his life. However, his plans are foiled by a young woman from the neighboring estate, whom, it turns out, Jack had rescued in France 12 years earlier when she was an orphaned child. Kept prisoner on her country estate by her guardian, who has designs on her inheritance and has convinced everyone that she is mad, Marianne Barnett is in danger, and Jack is determined to help. A melancholic hero whose self-esteem is damaged almost beyond redemption and a heroine whose physical and emotional isolation has rendered her hysterical around strangers find new life-and love-when they begin to help each other to heal. Darker and more introspective than some Regencies, this thought-provoking, intelligent romance is sure to appeal to readers who expect more from their Regencies than light diversion. Lane (The Purloined Papers) is a popular Regency writer who, in the tradition of Mary Balogh, pushes the edges of the genre; she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. [Note: Signet has changed the look of its Regency covers beginning this month. They now bear a surprising resemblance to those of the Zebra Regencies.] Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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